Today Horse&Rider’s team took the short trip to Denver to watch the Non-Pro competition at The International Reining event, September 23-26, 2015. This show brings reining competitors of every level together to compete and enjoy camaraderie. Check out fun video and photos from the event via our Instragram channel and Facebook page.
About the Event
In 2006, the FEI World Reining Masters competition was held in Denver and The International Reining was formed for the event to allow amateurs to compete alongside world-class level professionals. It’s now become an annual occasion. In addition to the Mile High Derby and Maturity, and AQHA and NRHA affiliate classes, several other offerings make this show unique. The NRHA Mountain Affiliate Regional Championships, the Loot for Grassroots Amateur event, and the FEI World Cup Reining qualifier are all held concurrently. Loot for Grassroots is exclusive to The International Reining, and is designed to encourage local- and regional-level event participation by offering $100,000 in cash prizes to amateur competitors.
Learn more and find out how you can get involved here.
New This Year
This year, to celebrate Saturday’s open competition, members of the United States World Equestrian Games Team will be available for photographs and to sign memorabilia. Spectators can enjoy the National Championship Youth Freestyle Reining before heading over to the trade show booths to meet Mandy and Tom McCutcheon and Matt Mills.
To check out a full schedule of the events, visit The International Reining website, and then stop by the National Western Event Center to experience the show first hand!